In the wake of attacks on churches in the country by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Williams Kumuyi has called on Christians not to be afraid as God will fight for them.
Kumuyi, who preached at a Bible Study in Kogi State, Nigeria said Christians should not allow the attack on them to make them shun church activities, saying that at such a time as this, Christians must cast away all fear and put their trust in God.
Preaching on Reaching the Promised Land by Faith, the cleric said those members of his church killed in Okene, Kogi State had gone to heaven, saying that God would guide and protect His children until they join the others in heaven.
Kumuyi stated that since attacks on Christians in the country have escalated, reports of fear have spread across the land, stressing that the same thing happened in the time of the children of Israel while in the wilderness when some people brought sad stories that brought fear into the hearts of the people.
“Don’t allow people to put fear in your heart. We are for signs and wonders in this land. Evil reports should not drive us away. What are people telling you? Are you going to Bible Study again after this attack? We will not give up.
“Reports of fear in the land have the potential of eroding the courage and faith of believers and discouraging them from regular attendance at fellowships and faithfulness to the Lord. So, believers need not allow reports of fear to cancel their faith but remember great blessings they have received from the Lord.
“Entry to the heavenly city remains the ultimate purpose of God for our lives that will give value to all the miracles we have enjoyed in the course of our pilgrimage on earth. The reports of fear generate evil desire and lead to decision to return to bondage in believers who are not steadfast,” he said.
“Believers who obey and do not live by fear-inspiring reports will experience signs and wonders. Believers must not be frightened by evil reports but abide in the Lord and His service till the end,” he added.
Kumuyi said instead of Christians fearing the insurgents, they should take the gospel of Jesus Christ to every nook and cranny of the nation as God would defend and fight for them.
“Faith and fear cannot travel together. As Christians, we must possess a mind that is different from those who give evil report; we must have conviction, courage and faith in the Lord to be able to possess the Promised Land.”